Hand sewn garments containing printed portraits of women done with linocuts and monoprints and stiffened into forms and placed on bamboo stands

The Jacket of Despair 2019

contains printed images of women and spray painted symbols and stiffened into a form  67 inches tall by 36 inches wide

Apron of Remembrance 2019
hand sewn on cotton and printed with linocut portraits and stiffened
The Garment of Estrangement 2019
A gown and helmet printed with portraits and stiffened into a poise with a helmet added to the top
A Dress of Acknowledgement  2019
Monoprints on cotton, stiffened in a pose on a bamboo and wood stand  67 " wide x
32 " wide

Artist Statement

As a printmaker and object maker I take natural elements and transform and make them graphically into universal images of themes on living and dying, darkness and light.
A universal tale, simplified in its being not about how I made it but how you see it, an actualized memory.  I invite you to listen to my whispers about thoughts of
loneliness and longing, family circumstances and moments of personal grief. Baring my soul as I should, these familiar narratives are present in us all.

Series started in July/August focused on encouraging women to get out to vote and to become involved in politics whether locally or on larger level.  

"Let Me Speak" is a monoprint with chine colle,